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Victorian Owl Pincushion

The Owl pincushion would make a great addition to an Victorian pincushion collection. As can be seen from this example, Victorian ladies could be quite creative when developing new ideas for items they loved.

Note: This project is written as first published. Materials mentioned may not be available today. Substitutions for any non-obtainable items are at the discretion of the needleworker.

Owl Pincushion
Published 1887, Dictionary of Needlework, S.F.A. Caulfeild


Victorian Owl Pincushion
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Size of Pincushion, a square of 4 inches.

Materials, white cricketing flannel and two glass eyes, for the owl; plush, satin, and silk cord for the Cushion. Cut out two squares of cardboard, cover wit plush; arrange the owl;s head on a brown velvet oval, and sew to cardboard. Make a Cushion with wadding, cover it with satin, sew it between the two squares, and hide the snitches wit the silk cord.

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